Brent Council has helped neighbours get some sleep after prosecuting Harlesden businessman Mohammed Abdi for noise nuisance in the early hours at his business on the High Street, Harlesden.
After first securing a Noise Abatement Notice in September, council officers were called back to the scene by distressed neighbours just weeks later. Witnessing a clear breach of the order, the council took Mr Abdi to court where yesterday [9th February 2016] he was ordered to pay a total of £1,210 in fines and costs.
Cllr James Denselow, Brent's cabinet member for stronger communities said
"People in residential blocks have a right to a good night's sleep, so when a businessman is such a nuisance to his neighbours, he'd better expect us to come down on him hard. Yesterday, the Courts gave a clear sign that they are going to make such noisy businesses pay for their anti-social behaviour."